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Forster and Gregory

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Lonesome Chemical Works, Streatham Common, London, S.W.

Indiarubber Chemists

Established in 1852 by W. G. Forster

1878 Paris Exhibition. 'Foster and Gregory, manufacturing chemists, of Lonesome Chemical Works, Streatham Common, show general chemicals, chemicals specially prepared for the use of India rubber manufacturers'[1]

1899 'William George Forster, managing director of Messrs. Forster and Gregory (Limited), said that he was a chemist by profession'[2]

1914 Directors: Alfred L. Biggs, H. G. Brown, and W. G. Forster (Managing Director). Premises: Cover six acres, originally a large farmyard. Staff About thirty-five. Agency: 57, Dickinson Street, Manchester. Specialities: All Colours and Solvents for Indiarubber. Awards: Prize Medal, Paris, 1878; London, 1881; Bradford, 1882.

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Sources of Information

  1. Surrey Advertiser - Saturday 18 May 1878
  2. Lloyd's List - Monday 24 April 1899